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Seat Belt Reminder

Question: How can someone drive without a seat belt on? Doesn't the dinging annoy them?

Answer: This is a good question as I've observed numerous ways some folks have tried to get around wearing their seat belt.

Around the mid-'70s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) added a seat belt reminder signal to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The new standard required vehicles to have a seat belt reminder (SBR) system that gave an audible signal after the driver turned on the ignition and hadn't fastened their seat belt. In 2001, Congress directed NHTSA to study the...


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